New Zealand Internships

Founded in 2007, New Zealand Internships (NZI) have assisted thousands of local and international candidates to connect with companies throughout New Zealand. We strive for excellence, value and constant improvements on our programs and services.


Our Professional Internship Program allows candidates the unique opportunity to achieve a valuable work experience in almost any industry across New Zealand. It is designed both for those completing an Internship as part of their study (for which you will receive academic credits), or for those wishing to gain work exposure in their field of interest.

An Internship is an excellent way to gain the skills and experience required to launch your career. All placements are un-paid positions. They are available at any time of the year and their duration, location and other specifics are left entirely up to you.


You might not be able to intern full time, but would still like to boost your career opportunities and give yourself a valuable work experience addition to your CV. Part-time professional internships are offered across all our industries. This is a perfect option for New Zealanders and candidates already in New Zealand on a Student- or Working Holiday Visa. If you hold another visa and wish to be participate within our part-time program, please contact us for further information.

Candidates can work between 10 and 20 hours per week (for 12 weeks minimum) on fixed days and / or during set hours. Exact details will be confirmed with your approval during our placement negotiations. For more details please contact

“Study and Intern at the same time!”


Found yourself unable to travel to go to an internship placement?

Don’t worry, we have the perfect programme for you. Remote Internships allows you to carry out work experience in a company, from the comfort of your own home and in the timeframe that suits your availability.

What if you need to go to school, or work another job at the same time? It doesn’t matter… because you are not in the office, you can ensure that you fit the project work around your schedule. As long as you have access to the internet you can work from anywhere


  • Personal internship placement

  • CV & Application letter check

  • Interview preparation advice

  • Internship agreement

  • Completion certificate


  • Part of study or work experience

  • On location or remote

  • 8 weeks or longer

  • Industry selection

  • NZ city selection


  • Develop and refine skills

  • Gain confidence

  • Explore a career path

  • Grow your network

  • Transition into a job

English level

Minimum level is required

English requirements

It is important to have a medium-high level for your internship.

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A valid visa is a requirement

In need for a Visa?

There are multiple options available depending on nationality and time frame.

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Living expenses

Budgeting your internship

Overview of costs

The living expenses in New Zealand are comparable to other Western countries.

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New Zealand

NZ has so much to offer!

Destination NZ

Undoubtedly one of the best places in the world to complete your internship.

Why New Zealand?

Internships For Everyone


Browse through our internship vacancies, but remember that we are specialised in customised placements. We’ll work with you on a personalised internship program to help you find a meaningful work experience.

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Service package

Where do I find the support I’m looking for?

You’ve come to the right place! You can find answers to our most frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) below.

Can’t find the answer you are looking for? Please contact us and one of our team members will write back to you with a personalised response within 1-2 business day(s). You can also call us on +64 9 480 9554

The price of our program varies depending on a number of factors including; Program type, dates, duration, industry. The first step is to find out if you are eligible for our Fees Free Scheme. If not, your application can be reviewed by our team and we will get back to you with a customised price within 1-2 working days. No obligations.

An internship is a learning experience of its own kind. Below 5 skills you get to learn during an internship.

  • When doing an internship, you learn to work within a team without focusing entirely on yourself;
  • An internship will introduce you to real-life work problems and consequently develops your problem-solving skills;
  • Communicating well on the work floor is a very important skill which you can learn during your internship;
  • An internship will make you more responsible and accountable for decisions you make and how you execute what’s been asked from you.
  • During your study you could just miss a class because you had some personal commitments. During an internship which will be the beginning of your real-work life, you can’t mark your absence that easily and often anymore. An internship will help you learn to manage your time better by maintaining a balance between your work and personal life.

No they are not, we will do our best to find you a placement, but in some areas we rely on weather, experience or availability. So there are no guarantees made.

Yes, most of our interns are completing the compulsory practical component of their University studies. New Zealand Internships will assist you with all the necessary documents for your University to ensure that you gain credit for your Internship completed in New Zealand.

You are considered eligible to apply provided that you are looking for a work experience.

Please view our application process here.

You choose when your Internship starts and finishes. It will take us 1-2 working days to respond to your application. We generally need at least 4 weeks (depending on your requirements) to process your application and secure you an internship, so don’t delay! If you do leave your decision till the last minute, feel free to contact us and we will try our best to arrange an internship for you in what limited time we have.

No, accommodation and flights to/from New Zealand are not included. We will assist you in finding accommodation before your arrival into New Zealand.

We generally need at least 4 weeks (depending on your requirements) to process your application, so don’t delay! If you do leave your decision till the last minute, feel free to contact us and we will try our best to arrange an Internship for you in what limited time we have.

Our Internships are mainly located in Auckland. However, we place interns all over the country. (Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown etc.). We are willing to begin our search in an area of your choosing.